Bang & Olufsen’s BeoVision 10 is a full high definition 40 inch LED edge-lit television with 200Hz technology for smoothing the appearance of fast-moving onscreen action. The LEDs are assisted in spreading light evenly across the screen by what B&O calls an optical light guide, and the set features B&O’s signature electronic curtain, whereby a black screen ‘closes’ over the image from either side of the screen at switch-off, like a pair of drapes.
Sound is provided by a bottom-mounted active stereo speaker system, which although integrated into the main frame of the set, occupies its own enclosure. The bass system, however, is ported to the rear, for better low-end performance, and the entire speaker unit is covered by acoustically transparent cloth which, available in black, white, silver, dark, grey blue and orange, can be clicked on and off with magnets for whenever you want to change the décor of your wall.
The panel itself mounts on a wall (a tabletop stand is also available) and is hinged to the left- or right-hand side, allowing you to pull it out to an angle of 45 degrees to best suit your viewing position. Cables from equipment connected the set are concealed within the rear framework, for a clutter-free appearance from the front, and connections for five outboard loudspeakers are provided, should you want to add a surround sound system.
Designer: David Lewis
Dimensions: 101 x 96 x 7 cm
Weight: 35 kg
Frame/cloth finish: Silver/black, silver/white, silver/silver, silver/dark grey, silver/blue, silver/orange
Power consumption: Typical: 120W; Standby: 1W
Screen type: 40 inch 16:9 TFT LED with glare surface and low reflection coating; optional anti-reflection coating on both sides
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD); refresh rate 200/240 Hz
Tuner: Analog built-in, digital optional
Loudspeakers: Stereo channel with centre bass
Surround sound: Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, DTS Digital Surround, Neo:6, Pro-Logic ll
Connections: 2 x HDMI input
Optional extras: Floor stand (silver), wall bracket (silver/black), DVB-HD, anti-reflection coated front glass, cable cover (silver)
The Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 10 costs $12,000, plus $610 for the wall bracket.